This year, for Veterans Day, let us praise not famous men, but the sergeants who have “held our armies together through America’s wars,” writes Dartmouth’s Christopher Wren ’57. In Korea, his sergeants taught him “everything I needed to know.”
The Times asked Dartmouth’s Hany Farid to analyze the veracity of a video clip showing the now-infamous encounter between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and a White House staffer at Wednesday’s press conference.
The founder of Illumination Entertainment is “the last person standing among the trio of industry animation titans,” the magazine notes. His new movie is based on the Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel, Class of ’25) classic book about the Grinch.
Dartmouth is among the top 10 most beautiful colleges in the nation, writes the magazine, noting that Baker-Berry Library “features a historic building inspired by Independence Hall in Philadelphia with a modern addition by Robert Venturi.”
Need new glasses? Augmented Reality fans can look to a new type of eye-trackers for a more realistic AR experience. “It’s the first-ever eye tracker that can fit into your everyday glasses and run without batteries,” says Dartmouth’s Xia Zhou.
Visiting artist and director Miranda Haymon says for the Dartmouth actors, “it’s super important being able to see a black female working director. I look like them. We have so much in common. Seeing me do it, they know they can do it, too.”
Research by Dartmouth postdoctoral fellow Jin Woo Kim finds that the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brent Kavanaugh was polarizing along gender lines—and even more so between Republican and non-Republican women.
News of the mass killing in Pittsburgh brought dread to the city’s spiritual center for the Jews, writes David Shribman ’76. “Dread, too, that our country, our city, our neighborhood, our lives have come to this, and that this has come home.”
In a story about “magnificent university-affiliated institutions,” the Times features six art museums, including Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art, which is scheduled to reopen in January after a major renovation and expansion.
“An unstoppable force of nature, unfazed by headwinds, managing to will all of us onwards and upwards: This was Ben Barres,” writes a reviewer of the late neurobiologist’s memoir, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist.
Dartmouth’s Ethan Lewis tells NPR that despite the political rhetoric, Central American immigrants help the economy because they most often take jobs at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder, allowing native-born Americans to move up.
Can bitcoin compete with the dollar or other fiat currencies? The newspaper poses that question, and turns for comment to Dartmouth’s Sunpreet Singh ’20, who says bitcoin won’t surpass the adoption of the dollar because of its vulnerability.
In a story about U.S.-Saudi relations and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says, “For think tanks, as well as universities and museums, taking Saudi money is going to leave a stain for some time to come.”
There are ways to sabotage one’s self when starting the workday, writes the website, noting that Dartmouth research says one of them, drinking coffee between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., raises one’s cortisol levels, causing one to be “totally wired.”
Discussing U.S.-Saudi relations and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says the U.S. should distance itself “from the headstrong prince—and curtailing his supply of weaponry may be a good place to start.”
Physicist Stephen Hawking was “one of those rare luminaries whose life symbolizes the best humanity has to offer,” says Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser, and his last book is one “every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read.”
In a story about Sen. Elizabeth Warren testing her DNA to prove she has Native American ancestors, Dartmouth’s Rick Smith says, “The misconception here is that any single test provides a definitive answer, and that’s not accurate at all.”